What do you think this? My belief is "less is more".
Just a few pine lines and euc leaves to make this natural prints on silk. I made this sample for the upcoming workshops.
How about this? Simple layout of leaves printed on wool blend with shades.
My friends asked how come I have the time or energy to do lots of creations while I spend some days weekly in hiking and biking.
Well, I'm too addicted or the passion drives me crazy. Indeed when I do outdoor activities particularly nature related, my mind is full of ideas and inspiration.
Just last hiking on Lamma Island we went up from one bay to the other with stunning views.
Within 3 hours easy trails walk, we're on the top........
with the view of Hong Kong Island.
The strange looks of rocks are naturally stacked. This looks like a dog.
While I passed by the casaurina trees on the island, to my surprise the pine lines are so long as 80cm which I've never seen. It must be a good find for natural prints.
Other than hiking I got inspiration with the energetic biking team. We biked along the sea coast for 50km today.
Tired? No, today's weather was fine for the long ride.
The panoramic view is gorgeous.
A bike and boat ride is leisure. What's more? Wow, found the eucalyptus blown off. Can't resist to take home for the experiments.
I recalled my last visit to a friend in Tuscany, Italy. She lives in the brilliant region with the lined cypress. Such picturesque view!
With the ideas of the beautiful nature, just a little pine needles and assorted leaves, I made the placement for the prints on fabrics.
Here's the outcome. My simple natural prints on silk.
Layout from the inspiration of Tuscany cypress
Such bounty from nature.
This is the simple and basic natural contact prints skills on wool blend.
Want to do this? My ETSY instant download pdf file has the step-by-step tutorial.